Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

July 29, 2014

Preserve the Taste of Summer is a comprehensive food preservation program that includes both online lessons and hands-on workshops.

June 13, 2014

This position provides assistance to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) in Johnson County and to the Regional Extension Education Director, Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist and Youth Field Specialist for organization and delivery of Pick a Better Snack programs in public elementary and middle schools in Johnson county.

January 9, 2014

This is a short course about food safety for restaurant staff and food handlers.

December 6, 2013

Johnson County Extension & Outreach received a CFJC grant for $2500 to support the nutrition education program offered in Johnson County. 

October 2, 2012

Family & Consumer Sciences Smartphone Apps including: 4 Day Throw Away, State Fair Food Finder, SafeFood Grill, Seasonal and Simple, My Money App Up Challenge, and More.

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The following websites are great web resources for healthy eating on a budget, nutrition, and fitness!(Click on the links below)

Spend Smart. Eat Smart

Food for Fitness and Fun

Words on Wellness

Nutrition Newsletter:
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Nutrition Education with Senior (NEWS) Newsletter:

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Statewide Resources

  • Many consumers don’t realize how quickly leftovers can become unsafe.  Watch the videos and download the 4-Day Throw Away app to learn about the dangers of foodborne illnesses and the four-day guideline for eating, freezing or throwing away leftovers.

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or -

  • Participate in these classes for child care providers focused on healthy, affordable food choices and physical activities for children. Department of Human Services-approved credit is available for those attending.

  • Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips. The Food Safety Project offers resources for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Family Nutrition Program (FNP), and Loving Your Family-IA  are FREE programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our food preservation program available online and through hands-on workshops to learn and practice safe food preservation techniques.

  • The number of overweight children (ages 6-11) has almost quadrupled in the past four decades and for adolescents (12-19) has tripled. Raising Healthy Kids is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address the overweight issue.

  • Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food.  Check out our blog, website, and Facebook page to learn skills and adopt habits to feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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